Yup, its a Woobie.
Why is it called a Woobie? Cuz you woobie cold without it.
I love those things. Aside from being really expensive is this new version significantly bulkier?
Well, I dont have an older one to compare it to, so I cant say. They make one with couble the insulation called, creatively, a Doobie. It appears to be quite a bit bulkier but still compresses nicely.
Those are really nice, but the price tag – WOW! I’ve seen one and they are a bit thicker then the standard poncho liner… I actually preferred the thinsulate poncho liner I had until some idiot stole it.
Dang, I just picked up an ACU woobie for my son in Stuttgart. Maybe next year.
You can get a knockoff poncho liner with ripstop for $20. You can get a Thinsulate one (yeah, it’s better) for less than $50. This thing would have to do a lot, like massage my feet, for $137!
I have toyed with the idea of a ghillie-suit type deal, snow camo ripstop on one side, woodland on the other, with a layer of polyester ghillie-strips on between them Hemmed on three sides, open on one. If the ghillie is inside, it’s insulation. Turn it inside out and you have the ghillie material showing.
But that would make the Woobie look like the inexpensive alternative.
I know when I was cold wrapped up in a issue poncho liner I realized that I would pay anything never to be that cold again. If it lets you stay in the woods longer, stay comfortable and lasts a long time it is priceless. I own a Kifaru pack that I carried in the desert and yeah it was expensive but it never failed and is in great shape you will be very happy with your woobie.
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